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The 23rd June


Kurt Ulmer


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The 23rd June

The Queensland sun does things to people. Everybody is tanned, relaxed and wants to talk. That’s alright with me. I am a waiter in a busy tourist restaurant and it’s my job to listen. People want me to know the most amazing, the weirdest and sometimes very private things when they are on holidays. Monday nights are the quietest nights and listening helps pass the time. If my diners look like cheapskates, I look at my watch a few times. They get the hint. I can knock off early and go to the pub. This is last Monday’s story. A love story and it’s a bit private, so please keep it to yourself.

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